UNH Pharmacy

UNH Pharmacy

UNH Health Services Pharmacy

UNH Health Services Pharmacy Hours  

UNH Health Services Pharmacy Staff

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday 12 noon - 4:00 p.m.
We are closed when the University curtails operations. Learn more about the hours at the Health Services Center. 
Our Pharmacy staff is always available to answer questions and provide health care guidance.  

Photo left to right: Laura O'Connell, RPH, Pharmacist; Kim Riley, Pharmacy Technician; Jane Atkins, RPH, Supervisor of Pharmacy Services. Missing from the photo is Andrew Taylor, RPH, Pharmacist. 

Filling Prescriptions and Refills at the UNH Pharmacy

How can I get my prescription filled at the UNH pharmacy?

  • Written:  Bring your written prescriptions directly to us when we are open 
  • Phone:  Call in your prescription at (603) 862-1094
  • Fax:  Fax your prescription to (603) 862-3229
If you are getting a refill from another pharmacy, it will be ready within two hours. 

Who needs to write me a prescription to be filled at the UNH Pharmacy?

  • Clinicians at Health Services
  • My outside provider (only for medications we carry)

Does the UNH Pharmacy carry all prescribed medications?

No, we have a limited selection of prescribed medications but most commonly needed medications are available. Please call the Pharmacy if you would like to know if we carry a medication. 

I have a prescription from another pharmacy; can I refill it at the UNH Pharmacy? 

  • Yes, if we carry your medication we can refill your prescription 
  • Bring your labeled prescription container directly to us when we are open 
  • Please allow 24 hours for us to transfer your prescription to our pharmacy 

Does the UNH Pharmacy sell birth control pills and other contraceptive methods? 

  • Yes. If you have a new prescription from an outside provider we can fill it in our pharmacy; if it is a medication we carry.
  • If you originally filled your prescription at another pharmacy, we can transfer any remaining refills, if it is a medication we carry.

If you need a new or refill birth control prescription written, we will need to receive records of your most recent physical exam. If you don't have this information, Health Services can provide one. Appointments are available by calling (603) 862-2856 or online.

SAVE MONEY! Non-Prescription Items at the UNH Pharmacy 

We sell non-prescription items up to 40% less expensive than local retailers

  • View the non-prescription medications we sell, including pain medications, antacids, and cough and cold preparations
  • Emergency Contraception is available, prices start at $25
  • Please allow 24 hours for us to transfer your prescription to our pharmacy 

Payment Methods at the UNH Pharmacy


  • If you are a full time student, your health fee covers the cost of some prescription medications; however, others are chargeable. We will inform you if your medication is not covered by your health fee. 
  • Most prescription medications covered by the health fee have a $5.00 co-pay
  • All non-prescription medications are chargeable
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accept outside health insurance plans at this time, with the exception of the UNH Student Health Benefits Plan. Co-payments for medications are due at the time of pick up.
  • We accept cash, credit card (Mastercard, Discover and Visa), check and Cat’s Cache.
  • Currently, Health Services does not participate with any pharmacy plans. 
  • Many prescriptions written for acute needs by clinicians at the Employee Clinic may be filled at the Health Services Pharmacy for $5 without using your pharmacy benefit. You can also have your generic prescription from an outside provider (e.g., primary health care provider) refilled at the pharmacy for $5 if it is on the list of generic medications available.
  • You can use your Flexible Spending Account (e.g., WageWorks) to cover pharmacy charges. Additionally, we accept cash, credit card (Mastercard, Discover and Visa), check and Cat’s Cache.


NEW! Medicine Bottle Recycling Service for UNH 

UNH Health Services Pharmacy Medicine Bottle Recycling Program

Prescription Facts in the United States 

  • 3,899,799,770 prescriptions are filled annually by Americans in 2013
  • 18,674,116 prescriptions are filled annually by Granite State residents 
  • Thousands of prescriptions are filled annually at the UNH Health Services Pharmacy 
Are you doing your part to recycle empty medicine bottles and unwanted/unused medication? 

Medicine Recycling Tips

  • Bring your empty medicine bottles to the UNH Health Services Pharmacy to be confidentially recycled. 
  • Remove the label or use a marker to black out any personal health information on the empty container prior to recycling. 
  • Many birth control packets can be reused. Bring your empty packaging to the UNH Pharmacy when you pick-up your refill.
  • Most medication bottles can be recycled. Look for 1 or 5 on the bottom of the bottle.
  • Keep lakes, streams, estuaries, wildlife and fish healthy by not flushing or throwing away medication. Click here, to learn about how to properly dispose of unused/unwanted medications. 
  • Bring unused and expired medications to the Durham Police Department, click here to learn more

Additional Resources

  • Drug Watch 
    Features a comprehensive list of drugs and medications that are currently on the market, or were previously available worldwide. This site is dedicated to educating the public about prescription and non-prescription medications.